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The Private Secretary (1935)

A timid and dim-witted clergyman is duped into helping a playboy avoid his creditors, inherit his uncle's fortune and get the girl.

Director:

Henry Edwards

Writers:

George Broadhurst (adaptation), Charles Hawtrey (play) (as Sir Charles Hawtrey) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Edward Everett Horton ... Rev. Robert Spalding
Barry MacKay ... Douglas Cattermole
Judy Gunn Judy Gunn ... Edith Marsland
Oscar Asche Oscar Asche ... Robert Cattermole
Sydney Fairbrother Sydney Fairbrother ... Miss Ashford
Michael Shepley ... Henry Marsland
Alastair Sim ... Mr. Nebulae
Aubrey Dexter ... Gibson
O.B. Clarence O.B. Clarence ... Thomas Marsland
Davina Craig Davina Craig ... Annie
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Kitty Kelly
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A timid and dim-witted clergyman is duped into helping a playboy avoid his creditors, inherit his uncle's fortune and get the girl.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1935 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Visatone Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. See more »

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michael shepley made 10 films in 1935
13 November 2017 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

If its got Michael Shepley in it then it must be a quota quickie.This one has quite a distinguished cast including Oscar Asche of Chu Chin Chow fame,Alistair Sim and Barry Mackay.Edward Everett Horton plays his usual milquetoast character who gets involved in situations by mistake.Not quite as good as hos character in To Hat Mae the same year.Accetable nonetheless.


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